Winter School Holiday Guide | Theatre & Performing Arts | Jul 2017

winter july school holiday guide

Winter Holidays in Adelaide! Find all the Best Activities & Ideas for the July School Holidays.

Below you will find a list of venues and links to their websites so you can simply click through to check out the activities on offer. Most programs are open to school age children 5 years and older but there are some specifically for younger kids. Remember to book in early if your child is interested in participating as classes fill quickly.

We also have an extensive list of individual posts listing special events, entertainment, shows and much more in our Winter Holidays 2017 category.


theatre & performing arts winter 2017 school holiday

Kids Camera Action

Special offer for July School Holiday program – Save $30 using promo code PLAY&GO

Kids Camera Action! is a unique filmmaking school, designed especially for kids and teens, who are aged 8 – 16. Since 2010 they have been teaching the art of filmmaking across South Australia using a fun, interactive and hands-on approach that kids and teens love.

Kids Camera Action July School Holiday Program | 10th July – 21st July
Ultimate Film Week offers Stop Motion Animation, Special Effects Make-Up, iPad Movie Making, Acting for Screen and action-packed GoPro filming. Choose individual days or join for the whole week!
4-day filmmaking programs offer separate courses for kids and teens to create their own short films. They write the script, act, direct and edit films and the completed films are screened on the Kids Camera Action YouTube Channel.
Lights, Camera, Circus! Teaming up with the awesome gang from Cirkidz, students will learn amazing new circus skills, incredible filmmaking techniques and come away with their very own short film!

Kids Camera Action classes are suitable for kids and teens of all levels from complete beginners to experienced movie makers.



Slingsby Theatre Company

Emil and the Detectives

Never underestimate the determination of a child! Young Emil catches a train to visit family in the big city. Something valuable is stolen. But the thief soon discovers Emil was not such an easy target. A group of quick-thinking and resourceful children rallies around. Can a bunch of kids work together to uncover and outsmart the true criminal? These July school holidays, join Slingsby Theatre Company on a journey in wonder for Emil and the Detectives… 

Public Performance Dates: Wednesday 19 July to Sunday 23 July 2017



Theatre Bugs

Thumbelina Holiday Programs | Norwood, Unley, and Glenelg locations | July 10 – 14 & July 17 – 21

Enjoy 5 fun, fabulous days filled with drama activities, rehearsing, and painting props which finish with a production of Thumbelina at 5pm on the last day. Students will perform with a stage set, professional lights, and costumes.

Every child will have a special role to play and lines to learn.

These highly popular Theatre Bugs Holiday Programs for children aged 5 to 13 years are filling quickly. Online bookings for Thumbelina are now open but there are limited places for each program so bookings are subject to availability.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK or phone (08) 8332 1228 or email



Something on Saturday

Adelaide Festival Centre celebrates 40 years of SOMETHING ON SATURDAY with 43 stand out shows over 19 weeks. There’s plenty of variety over the school holidays:

Saturday 8 July 2017 – How to be a Rock Star By Tessa Waters | suitable ages 3 to 8 yrs – Release your inner rock legend with this hilarious, high-energy show about positivity and being comfortable in your own skin. CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Saturday 15 July 2017 –  The Boat | By SA Circus Centre, The home of Cirkidz | suitable ages 5 to 12 yrs – Join the young circus stars from Cirkidz for a journey across long rivers and wide oceans to discover the secrets they keep beneath the surface. You’ll discover the joy of keeping things afloat – like juggling balls and acrobats – tumbling, flipping and flying off the ground. CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Saturday 22 July 2017 – SciWorld’s Science Magic Show | all ages – Levitation, green fire, invisible forces and much, much more! Learn how to do all your favourite magic tricks – and the science that makes them work. With breathtaking illusions, mindboggling magic, and a truckload of fun, SciWorld’s Science Magic Show promises to educate and delight.  You won’t believe your eyes! CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Each week you can also take advantage of the FREE Foundation Kids Corner Workshops with art and craft activities.

something on saturday school holiday July



  • Festival of Learning & Participation | Adelaide Symphony Orchestra | Details
  • School Holiday Performing Arts Workshop | Play Every Day | Details



Want even more inspiration for the July School Holidays?

Click here to take a look at our list of ideas for Every School Holidays.

Why not check out some of Adelaide’s Top Tourist Attractions or head to one of our favourite Parks & Playgrounds.

Remember, you can always check in with your Local Library (find yours here) or your Local Council (see our list) as most run special activities for children every school holidays – and many are inexpensive, or completely free!

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